tall oil

noun \ˈtäl-, ˈtȯl-\

Definition of tall oil

  1. :  a resinous by-product from the manufacture of chemical wood pulp used especially in making soaps, coatings, and oils

Origin and Etymology of tall oil

partial translation of German Tallöl, partial translation of Swedish tallolja, from tall pine + olja oil

First Known Use: 1909

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